Tom Turcich here. April 2nd, 2015 I left my home in New Jersey to embark on a five year trek across the seven continents. The dream of walking around the world formed at seventeen after my friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death I've decided to make the most of each day. I walk the world to become immersed in unknown places and be forced into adventure day after day. In Texas I adopted a dog, Savannah, and we've crossed every border together ever since. I write and take photos, and am hopefully getting better at both with each passing day.

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Latest Writings

Each night in my tent I do a little writing, generally these writings accumulate into a weekly post. In my writings I strive to convey the subtle variances in culture and environment, the strangeness of man, and how walking eight hours a day affects me. For a deeper dive into my experience, start reading.

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A Trip in the Jungle (Part 2)

The moon shone on the grass, but inside the meloka was pitch black.  Everyone had received their ayahuasca.  Now we were waiting in silence until the shaman began to feel its effects and would start singing. I was filled with adrenaline; drumming my fingers on my knees and trying not to think the way the […]

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A Trip in the Jungle (Part 1)

From the tarmac I could see palm trees.  Sweat was already forming on my back.  Iquitos, surrounded by the Amazon, was the largest outpost in the world unaccessible by road.  It was there, a friend, Keyo, was waiting.  Keyo had four foot dreads and eyes so blue he’d of been considered otherworldly by the ancient […]

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Jorge and the Gringo

Cusco was the most prominent city near Machu Picchu, its pristine historic district meant before and after the trip to Machu Picchu tourists could idle their time away in one of the safest and most developed places in Perú.  A vicious circle evoked by a world wonder maintained the city.  Tourists brought money, their money […]

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